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WMMT

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WMMT is the non-commercial community radio service of the Appalshop in Whitesburg, KY.  Our mission is to be a 24 hour voice of mountain people’s music, culture, and social issues, to provide broadcast space for creative expression and community involvement in making radio, and to be an active participant in discussion of public policy that will benefit coalfield communities and the Appalachian region as a whole.   

Pieces

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Coverage of an Arbor Day event on Friday, April 15, on a former strip mine on the Wise – Dickenson County line. We hear from some of the sponsors ...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 07:43
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In the 1960s Anthropologist Helen Lewis established one of the first Appalachian Studies programs in the country, at what was then Clinch Valley Co...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 08:39
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Since January, thousands of coal miners have been laid off in Central Appalachia. We’ve heard a lot of opinions about the causes of this decline an...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 11:30
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The Howard-Oldfield family has been farming in Morgan County, KY for over 100 hundred years. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t ready to try someth...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 08:52
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The Federal Communications Commission’s Eighth Broadband Progress Report finds approximately 19 million Americans, mostly rural, lack access to hig...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 12:00
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All Appalachians know our region is rich in music – but this doesn’t always translate in to money for local residents. Yet the Crooked Road, south...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 11:20
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Though we often hear in the coalfields that job creation and environmental protection are two things that can't happen at the same time, a growing ...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 18:16
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Over 4,000 eastern Kentucky miners have lost their jobs since 2011, and many fear these coal jobs aren’t coming back. Now folks in the coalfields a...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 09:28
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Central Appalachia loses more than 130 acres of forestland everyday, as economic pressures force families to clear their land. Nearly 90 percent o...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 10:28
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In Appalachia, the total area of surface mined land is estimated to be around 1.5 million acres. Much of this land is non-forested and unused. B...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 15:20
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In this report from Sara Soltau we hear about efforts currently underfoot to sustain and keep alive the Carcassonne Community Center near Blackey, ...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 07:33
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Cory Coots hails from Viper, KY and will soon be a senior at Hazard High School. Speaking as a young person who wants to have a future in the regio...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 03:57
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This past August, Appalshop’s youth media project, the Appalachian Media Institute (AMI), hosted a month-long digital citizenship lab that explored...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 13:51
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In the 1990s, Elliot County, KY was declared the poorest county in the nation. But rather than going the usual route and focusing efforts on recrui...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 12:08
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Wise County was once one of the largest apple growing areas in Virginia, but that industry declined as many orchard lands were mined. The Lawson f...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 10:58
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Eula Hall from Mud Creek in Floyd County, KY is nationally recognized for a lifetime fighting for the rights of mountain people, especially for acc...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 06:58
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Streams turned bright-orange from Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) are a common sight throughout the coalfields. The orange is essentially iron that comes...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 13:49
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With the release of the United Nations report on Friday, June 3, declaring internet access as a fundamental human right, the significance of buildi...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2016
  • Length: 11:37
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At the top of a winding Leslie county road, right on the edge of the Daniel Boone National forest, one innovative couple is proving that solar powe...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2016
  • Length: 10:07
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As the U.S. Postal Service faces financial crisis, Central Appalachia and much of rural America may be hard hit by pending closures of post offices...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2016
  • Length: 12:05